NIKDU has been set up in the heart of Dhaka city at Sher-E-Bangla Nagar to provide modern and scientific management for Kidney & Urological diseases. In our country with a population of about 160 million nearly 20 million people are suffering from various kidney and urological problems. Every year 15-20 thousand patients develop Acute Renal Failure (ARF), 70% of those can be rescued by dialysis therapy and further 18-20 thousand patients are developing End Stage Renal Diseases (ESRD). On the other hand approximately 3 million patients are suffering from various urological diseases. As a result there is huge number of patients and the existing facilities are very inadequate to serve them. Although we have knowledge and experience for modern management of kidney diseases but we have scarcity of necessary specialties, hospital beds, equipments and laboratory services. It was the above forces which acted as a movement for setting up a separate institute for kidney patients. A project concept paper (PCP), prepared by the leading Nephrologists and Urologists, was placed before the Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) in the year 1992. The project was finally passed by ECNEC on 1995 by the Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh and this was certainly a mile stone in the history of Nephrology, Urology and Transplantation in this country. The institute was formally opened on 18th April 2001.
The aim of this Institute is to provide education, research & treatment facilities for nephrology & Urological diseases. As this is the only Institute for Nephrology & Urology in Bangladesh, priority is given on research programs for prevention, early detection and treatment of such diseases. In addition, development of manpower by higher training and post graduate courses, training for allied health care providers like nurses & technicians are also incorporated.
Within one year of starting post-graduate course like MD (Nephrology), MS (Urology) have been started since January 2005. Bangladesh College of Physician & Surgeons (BCPS) recognizes post-graduate training obtained from this institute in nephrology, urology, anesthesiology and laboratory sciences. The University of Dhaka and Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council also recognized the courses and training of this institute. This institute is conducting a number of community based research works for early detection and prevention of Kidney diseases in collaboration with different national and international organizations. There is a provision for animal house including veterinary surgeons for research on xeno-transplantations in future.
We aim to provide the best service to all kidney patients.
National Institute of Kidney Diseases & Urology
Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh.